Pursue, Connect, Serve and Reach are our priorities at New Life and are the lens through which we view everything in Student Ministries. We are very intentional to plan our year based on our four priorities. If an event, sermon or game night doesn’t accomplish one of those four priorities, we don’t do it. We want students to Pursue Jesus daily, Connect in community, Serve each other and Reach their world.

Students Grades 6-12, join us Wednesday nights during the school year for connecting, worship, small group Bible study, prayer and fun! You will need to check in upon arrival. Pre-Register here!

Middle School (Grades 6-8): 6:00-7:30pm
High School (Grades 9-12): 7:00-8:30pm

Questions? Email Pastor Grant (

Sunday Evenings

Trek & Journey 24/7 – This optional opportunity is a continuation of the AWANA Ministry for Grades 7-12 and meets at the Gramer’s home from 6:30 to 8:30pm approximately 2 Sundays per month during the school year. A typical night starts with games then moves into a teaching time, handbook time, and fellowship. For further information, see our Awana page.

Student Serving Opportunities:

There are opportunities for students to serve here, near and far. We offer students the opportunity to serve on Sunday through our Connect Team. We also look for opportunities to impact our community by serving with local organizations. Additionally, we have opportunities for local and global reach trips.

Join our Connect Team where you can be involved in serving our church body about once per month on Sunday mornings with greeting, ushering and other opportunities that allow you to help people feel welcomed at New Life. Contact Pastor Grant for more details if you would like to be part of the team!

You can assist in any of the kids classes (9:15am hour or 10:30am hour), working with adult volunteers and sharing your skills and interests with kids. Contact Pastor Grant if you’d like to serve or need more details!

Adult Serving Opportunities:

We want people with a passion for students to get plugged in with Student Ministries as it’s such a crucial time in life for young people. Student Ministries includes Grades 6-12, and we have the opportunity to lead by example in our lives to these students. We encourage each adult volunteer to help lead a small group and, most importantly, to be involved in the students’ lives outside of the church building. Get to know them, share your story, be a leader and show students in practical ways what it looks like to follow Christ. We are helping these students Pursue God, Connect in community, Serve each other and Reach their world.

If you are interested or have questions about serving in Student Ministries, email Pastor Grant.

Student Trips

We plan trips that are going to challenge students in their walk with Christ and give them many eye-opening experiences locally and across the country. God can definitely use student trips to create great experiences, grow students in their faith in Jesus and benefit global reach partners and the work they are doing.


LEADMISSIONS Twin Cities Reach Trip is being hosted by LEAD222 Youth Pastors from the Minnesota Region. We will be partnering with different ministries all over the cities who are reaching the poor, hurting, lonely and spiritually lost. Students will be confronted with the reality of poverty in the US, cross-cultural tensions, and opportunities to present the Gospel to those who are far from Jesus. Add to these experiences the training, leadership development and mentoring elements woven into each day, and this trip is sure to bear fruit for God’s Kingdom as students return home with the same heart of living a life of mission and mentorship. We hope you’ll join us as we partner with LEAD222 this summer to see God’s Kingdom advance through us in the Twin Cities and in our hearts as we grow as men, women, leaders, and followers of Jesus!

This trip is for Students Grades 6-12 (2023-24 school year). Application deadline is February 29, 2024.


High School Reach Trip Summer 2024

High School students are invited to apply to attend a Global Reach Trip to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Our team will be doing missions and service work in partnership with New Life-supported YWAM Global Workers Joe and Carrie DeZwaan. A local Reach Trip is a prerequisite for this trip.

DATES: July 14-19, 2024
PARTICIPANTS: Students completing Grades 9-12 (2023-24 school year)
COST: $900 – includes airfare, transportation, meals and lodging


Financial policy

Trip participants are responsible for 100% of the cost of the trip(s) taken through New Life Student Ministries. Student Ministries will, however, work alongside trip participants in areas of fundraising (e.g. support letter writing, etc.) to help raise funds for each individual. Any funds raised above the trip participant’s cost will be used towards overhead expenses. Depending upon the trip chosen, payments may be automatically taken out via the credit card given at the time of deposit or will be paid for via personal check, made payable to New Life Church. All deposits and any money raised for individual team members are non-refundable.


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